Good for Surinam Airways, and I'm sure the 777 will look good in their livery. But I will miss their A340 at Schiphol. PY's four-engined aircraft have provided some nice seasoning at AMS for years. I remember the colourful DC8's they flew when the type had become quite rare already; later they had ...Jump to post
Today the 737BBJ has been officially delivered and landed this morning at Woensdrecht Air Base out of Charleston. Source (Dutch): https://www.nieuwsienw.nl/1379641.aspx?t=Nieuwe+regeringstoestel+PH-GOV+overgedragen+aan+Nederland In about an hour people can sign up here (http://www.bezoekdephgov.nl/)...Jump to post
Ethiopian B787-800 (ET-ATH) and KLM Cargo B747-400F (PH-CKA) received damage in a ground collision at Dar-es-Salaam Intl Airport (DAR, HTDA), Tanzania. #ET864 from Moroni sliced through the APU exhaust of the 747. https://twitter.com/JacdecNew/status/1140544447274455040 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...Jump to post
Some recent (May 7th) pics from Teruel, Spain. Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarewellKLMBoeing747/permalink/2200088930080246/ PH-BFA: https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61989218_2379109728820171_4991132398910439424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&oh=bb812902c...Jump to post
It's not bad, but quite boring IMHO. Even BA that pretends to be 100 years old is painting 4 aircraft and flying domestic flights with it (for 1 day). KLM *really is* 100 years old and they have a sticker on a plane... I would have loved to see KLM paint one of the last 747-400 that got heavy mainte...Jump to post
AMS has an observation deck complete with its own jet. AMS' remains my favorite though. To be honest; the observation deck at AMS is a shadow of what is used to be. With the new Aspire and BA Lounge the terrace is now about 1/4 of what is used to be. And the part of the apron that is still visible ...Jump to post
I can't edit the post above anymore *sigh*, but it should read "commercial passenger flights" because some other 747-400M are still flying as full freighters and 2 as VIP aircraft.Jump to post
The single Kuwait Airways 747-400M (9K-ADE) is currently enroute to Enschede for scrap by AELS: https://www.flightradar24.com/KAC8170/20a0d14c https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/2/3/4434329.jpg?v=v4841d945b78 With the retirement of this aircraft; KLM is "officially" the last ...Jump to post
https://www.anp-archief.nl/image/2017/3/30/undefined-122241981.jpg%28mediaclass-masthead.f9663b29f23992441b626139ba8942a75ff2610c%29.jpg https://www.anp-archief.nl/image/2017/3/30/undefined-735069736.jpg%28mediaclass-masthead.f9663b29f23992441b626139ba8942a75ff2610c%29.jpg Today (May 18) it's exact...Jump to post
She was light as a feather; she needed VERY little runway for takeoff. Also cruising at a low altitude of only 19.000 feet and only ascending to 25.000 feet towards the end. She did a nice low-pass at LETL at 4800 feet and then landed at runway 18. Farewell Beijing ! https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn...Jump to post
Qatar Airways flew their last A340-600 flight yesterday: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1416629#p21322967
1 of their 4 A340's is currently making her very last flight from Doha to Twente for scrapping by AELS: https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR3251/205aa407
Looks like Qatar has made their last A340-600 flight; QR835 from Bangkok to Doha; arrival at 00:13 on May 1st. They had 4 A340-600 aircraft; A7-AGA, -AGB, -AGC and -AGD. A7-AGA has been painted in Rome between April 1 and 8 in a white livery with "Training" titles on it and is now back at ...Jump to post
This afternoon at 15:15 PH-BFU landed at Amsterdam Airport as flight KL686 from Mexico-City. This was the very last landing of " City of Beijing " at Amsterdam. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ph-bfu#202012f4 The 21 year old lady will now be phased out and appears to be heading...Jump to post
https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-voorziet-alle-boeing-747s-van-airfi SCHIPHOL - KLM now offers inflight entertainment via AirFi on all Boeing 747-400s. Travelers can watch films, listen to music or browse magazines on long-haul flights on their own laptop, tablet or sm...Jump to post
blacksoviet wrote:When did Mahan Air stop flying her in combi configuration?
The KLM 787 PH-BHA is finally flying again; just left Amsterdam for Houston: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM661/1fe07d47Jump to post
Sam Chui posted this video of the celebrations at the Brooklands Museum including lowering the droop-nose with BA's Chief Pilot Mike Bannister:
KLDC10 wrote:It is a shame that KLM has so far not announced any plans for a retrojet for their 100th Anniversary. Seems like they're allowing BA to steal the thunder somewhat.
This would do nicely: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/4/5/1289548.jpg?v=v40 http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM-Royal-Dutch-Airlines/Boeing-747-206B/350181?qsp=eJxtjTsOwjAQRO%2BytZug8EnKUFCSggus7AUsBdvaXT5WlLtjORIV3ejN08wMNgalj15yIuhBCNnewUBCxodAPwN6toxXHVC8XbVN22zNrzhRIP5fQd/tur0Bia...Jump to post
It's at the Aeroscopia museum in Toulouse, right next to F-WTSB:
Source: http://virtuailes.fr/journees-aeronauti ... gnacaises/
'She flies! Concorde flies at last!' At the exact time of posting it's 50 years ago Concorde made her very first flight from Toulouse Airport on March 2, 1969. At 15:38 in the afternoon; 001 took off from Toulouse for a 28 minute flight described by captain André Turcat as ‘ a trip around the runwa...Jump to post
PH-BFN flew to Jakarta yesterday for C-check. Now, in light of all the recent retro jets and KLM *actually* turning 100 years old this year; KLM: let's do this! :D 1289548 Also; you can buy or win a piece of KLM 747 in a watch. The Bristol Watch Company is bringing out 1987 watches that includes a p...Jump to post
https://scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/7dc651e6b9692cb0e388a9a49ac9c66b/5CE2FBE0/t51.2885-15/e35/51573138_1907540729355183_6213888641973305698_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com \ Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt8qzsvBjFZ/ Currently flying back to Amsterdam: https://www.flight...Jump to post
PH-BFV is on her way to LAX as KL601: https://www.flightradar24.com/KLM601/1f84817dJump to post
The Boeing 747 (PH-BFV) is scheduled to fly KL565 to Nairobi tomorrow, departing Amsterdam at 12:00.
The Boeing 787 (PH-BHA) is scheduled to fly KL661 to Houston on Thursday, departing Amsterdam at 10:05.
I found some pictures from Teruel on Twitter today. It looks like they're taking today (or at least sometime in the last several days), but it shows PH-BFP getting scrapped. I've seen photos of -BFP in this state from November 2018; which means they're taking their time chopping her up... https://pb...Jump to post
This morning this happened at Amsterdam Airport during pushback: (as far as I know; during pushback of the 747; the 747's winglet hit the horizontal stabilizer of the 787) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzRmWutXcAI7C2A.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzRmKtfXgAEEul7.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzRs...Jump to post
jimmy9irons wrote:Will the 747 be accessible or just a garden ornament?
goosebayguy wrote:Just out of interest how much has this operation cost?
And there she is: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzCImGMX0AIGiEc.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzC7ixZX4AAlEY6.jpg Today: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzDJdKgX4AA1QJt.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzDTTmNWwAEF3LB.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzDTTmVX0AUjaqs.jpg Cheers! https://pbs.twimg.com/media...Jump to post
Just centimeters to go (this is screenshot from a few minutes ago; it's much closer now):
Weird seeing her move those last centimeters; the last she'll ever move...
The final part of the transportation is tonight. Livestream is up again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvFuhCKkITA Tonight she will cross one road and then she'll be parked at her final (ever) resting place in the garden of the Corendon hotel. (bottom left) Quite cool this is happening on the exac...Jump to post
In about 6 hours time this happened exactly 50 years ago. https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/the-first-boeing-747-jumbo-jet-christened-the-city-of-everett-and-picture-id614160336 Their are airlines out there that are about to be using the 747 continuously for 50 years and even individual 747 aircr...Jump to post
And across... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7SqsmX4AEp-Bh.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7PlBzX4AE9Zlc.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7N1A3WsAAIZWS.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7PFHCWsAACJ9z.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7QN_YX4AMyK08.jpg And now some fields yet to come. Tomorrow it's...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7GcJCWwAEP_sA.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7I67PXQAAzV5C.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7Ll_xWwAA7m9V.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7MjeUWoAALc0e.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy7MJzLWoAAQ6Oj.jpgJump to post
Livestream for the 2nd fase is live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VnDPcooBfUJump to post
Surinam Airways' single A340-300 PZ-TCR used to fly AMS-PBM (it's sole route, apart from occasionally operating for TUI on different routes)
but has been out for weeks now with maintenance problems.
At some point I went to bed, I had to catch *some* sleep. :yawn: Anyway; this is the current situation: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyshjK4WkAAohoh.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyshjK0XcAAr6hj.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dys2Gq9X4AI9gkd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dys2Gq9XgAEgxnC.jpg Sour...Jump to post
Tonight, the first part of the transportation of the 747 will commence.
Topic about that here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1414797&p=21069149#p21069149
Livestream is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vBvgyKRDk8 Stream should go live in about 5 minutes, at 22:30 local time (that's in about 30 minutes) Corendon founder Atilay Uslu will start the operation. The aircraft: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DylKCQfW0AA8LMU.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...Jump to post